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Ausgabe:

Juni/2015

Spalte:

685-686

Kategorie:

Philosophie, Religionsphilosophie

Autor/Hrsg.:

Walter, Gregory A. [Foreword by P. Keifert]

Titel/Untertitel:

Being Promised. Theology, Gift, and Practice.

Verlag:

Grand Rapids u. a.: Wm. B. Eerdmans 2013. XIV, 110 S. = Sacra Doctrina: Christian Theology in a Postmodern Age. Kart. US$ 25,00. ISBN 978-0-8028-6415-4.

Rezensent:

Jan-Olav Henriksen

In this little treatise Gregory Walter, associate professor of religion at St. Olaf College, Minnesota, weaves together reflections based on biblical material, postmodern philosophy, and classic and con-temporary theology.
The book is in some way rather dense, and contains theological positions ranging from Martin Luther to Radical Orthodoxy. The main contribution of the work lies in its deliberate attempt to combine two theologically relevant phenomena: promise and gift, and show what this combination may offer in terms of venues for theological reflection.
The first chapter sets the stage and develops the close relation between promise, speech-acts and gifts. The main thesis is that a promise should be seen as a gift. W. describes the promise as gift as something ...


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